By Dialogo June 18, 2010 I salute this initiative and hopefully some of the groups will visit the city of Cajamarca in Northern Peru. Peru will host the World Festival of Theatre Schools and the World Conference of Theatre School Directors in August, sponsored by UNESCO and bringing together representatives of around twenty countries, the organizers announced. Delegations from thirty-five theater schools will participate, offering free simultaneous performances on multiple stages every night from 10 to 23 August, Jorge Sarmiento, director of the School of Dramatic Arts (ENSAD), the institution organizing the event, told the press. Among the thirty-five theater schools sending delegations to Peru will be schools in China, Ukraine, India, the United States, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Colombia. During the festival, classes will be given by the directors attending the World Conference of Theatre School Directors, at which subjects such as the production of DVDs and the publication of regional journals of theater research will be addressed. The activities have been decentralized and will be held in Lima and Callao from 10 to 16 August and in Cusco (in southeastern Peru) from 17 to 22 August, Sarmiento announced.